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Recording: Debugging Mobile Applications Presentation

April 18, 2014 | By

Thank you to everyone who attended (not sure how many – 20+ I think?) my Google Hangout presentation today. I think I’m getting used to the platform but as always, if anyone has any tips for how I could do these better, I’ll gladly list…

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Another Weekly to Sign Up For…

April 18, 2014 | By

I’ve blogged before about some excellent newsletters to sign up in regards to web dev. A new one has just launched – Mobile Web Weekly. This newsletter is curated by two friends of mine – Brian Rinaldi and Holly Schinsky. Check it out. T…

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Article: HTML out of the Browser

April 17, 2014 | By

Very happy to announce the first publication of an article of mine on the Mozilla Hacks blog. This article is a bit of a departure for me. Less techy and more touchy-feely. Broadly, the article is a look at how HTML (well, web standards…

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Open PhoneGap/Cordova Session next week

April 16, 2014 | By

It has been a while, but next week (Wednesday, April 23rd) at 12PM CST, Holly Schinsky and I will be hosting an open Q and A session for PhoneGap and Cordova. We’ve run these before and they are pretty successful. There will not be any …

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Example of Async Linting support in Brackets Sprint 38

April 15, 2014 | By

One of the more cooler updates to Brackets recently was the linting API. This came out back in October and I wrote up a review of the API for the Brackets blog. It basically took 90% of the boiler plate code for linters and made it a he…

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Google Hangout – Debugging Mobile Web/Cordova Apps – A Quick Review

April 15, 2014 | By

This Friday at 1PM CST, I’ll be hosting an online Google Hangout about debugging mobile web/Cordova applications. This is a repeat of what I did at this years FluentConf, so if you couldn’t make it, this is your chance. Note that I’ve s…

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Multi-File Uploads and Multiple Selects (Part 2)

April 14, 2014 | By

A while back I wrote a simple example of using JavaScript to add file previews for a multi-file upload HTML control. You can find that entry here: Adding a file display list to a multi-file upload HTML control. I followed it up with ano…

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Results of PhoneGap Survey

April 11, 2014 | By

Thank you to everyone (all 229 of you) who responded to my PhoneGap/Cordova survey. The survey asked what version of PhoneGap or Cordova you used, how quickly you upgrade, and asked what problems you had (in general) with PhoneGap and C…

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Update to my JavaScript Behance API

April 11, 2014 | By

After “speaking” with a reader yesterday about my Behance JavaScript API, I’ve decided to go ahead and promote it to a proper GitHub repository. You can now find the code here: https://github.com/cfjedimaster/BehanceAPI.

I also updat…

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Recording and demos from my ColdFusion 11 presentation

April 10, 2014 | By

Thanks to the Salt Lake City UG for allowing me to present to them last night. You can watch a recording of the presentation via the link below. I’ve also attached a zip of the demo files.

Recording URL: http://experts.adobeconnect.com…

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getSafeHTML and ColdFusion 11

April 9, 2014 | By

One of the cooler new features in the next version of ColdFusion is getSafeHTML. I had seen this mentioned a few times already but it never really clicked in my brain what it was doing. getSafeHTML makes use of the AntiSamy project. It …

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Upcoming ColdFusion E-Seminars

April 9, 2014 | By

Just a quick FYI to let you know about some upcoming ColdFusion e-seminars. These are online presentations open to the public.

Public Beta E-seminar: Everything about Mobile Application Development and ColdFusion Splendor – April 10
Public…

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This is not the function you are looking for

April 8, 2014 | By

Yesterday I was doing some editing on the CFML Reference wiki when I ran across a function that is – as far as I know – one of the most misused functions in ColdFusion. What function is that? listContains.

To be clear, listContains is n…

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Interesting addition to ColdFusion 11 (and an example of it in ColdFusion 10)

April 7, 2014 | By

While preparing for a presentation I’m doing on ColdFusion 11 on Wednesday night, I discovered an interesting update to the directoryList function. In ColdFusion 11 you can now pass a function for filtering as opposed to just a list of …

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Quick survey on PhoneGap/Cordova versions

April 7, 2014 | By

Got a minute? If so, please fill out this quick survey on PhoneGap/Cordova versions. This was spurred by a question from a reader asking about different versions of PhoneGap and how much each one is used. I wasn’t aware of any firm numb…

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Dynamically Creating CSV Files on the Client

April 3, 2014 | By

A reader posed an interesting question on one of my ColdFusion posts recently. The post (Creating an Excel File) demonstrated how to take form data on the front end and create an Excel file via ColdFusion when the form is submitted. The…

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Adding an Absolutely Positioned Header to Reveal.js

April 1, 2014 | By

I’m a big fan of reveal.js. It is a lightweight HTML-based presentation framework that just works well for me. I switched over to it a while ago and enjoy working with it. Every now and then though I run into an issue that is a bit hard…

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Dash integration for Brackets

March 31, 2014 | By

So after raving about Dash yesterday, I thought I’d whip up a quick Brackets integration extension for it. Brackets recently made Node integration a bit easier, and Dash has a simple CLI interface for searching, so it didn’t take long t…

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Check out Dash

March 30, 2014 | By

While at iOS training a few weeks ago one of the instructors mentioned an OSX program called Dash. Dash is an offline documentation viewer, which sounds kinda boring, but I’m incredibly pleased with it.

Dash works by letting you download a …

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AngularJS Tip – Avoid Multiple Variables in ng-src

March 29, 2014 | By

Before I start, let me be clear I’m still learning AngularJS and this “tip” may be 100% wrong. I just ran into this with an application and most likely there is a better way to address what I did.

In the application I’m building, I’ve got a…

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ColdFusion Example: Upload a zip of images for processing

March 28, 2014 | By

I keep a note of possible blog ideas and as I’ve been having a bit of writer’s block lately, I thought I’d take a look and see what I could turn into a decent article. One of the older ideas I had was something that I thought would be a…

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